"Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf talks to CFR's Hagit Bachrach about the future of the Internet and what it means for international development and foreign policy.
J.M. Ledgard explains how access to internet and technology is rapidly changing Africa.
CNBC reports on the danger of little diversity in a country's internet service providers who own the infrastructure, now that Egypt has successfully disrupted citizens' internet access and the world's acess to Egyptian internet sites.
The WikiLeaks' controversy reveals inconsistencies in the U.S. government's approach to Internet speech and the responsibilities of private companies in control of what is now considered public space, says CFR's Adam Segal.
Cybersecurity expert Knake recommends the United States use international forums to promote mechanisms that address security concerns in cyberspace while ensuring the Internet remains open for the free exchange of ideas across national boundaries.
The impact of the standoff between Google and China, argue Adam Segal and Robert K. Knake, may have less to do with censorship and more to do with the nature of technological development.
Adam Segal argues that while, "China's cyberaggression doesn't mean that the United States should stop all attempts at engagement," the goal of an open and transparent Web may not be realistic.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave these remarks on January 21, 2010, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
CFR's Adam Segal says the showdown between Google and the Chinese government could result in a world of separate regional Internets and comes at a difficult time in U.S.-China relations.
Xiao Qiang, an expert on China, says a digital revolution alone will not bring leadership change in Beijing but it could, in the long run, lead to a less repressive government in the country.
As the countdown to the Beijing Olympics nears four months, James Fallows explains the intricacies of China's internet censorship tools and how the Chinese government will allow foreign visitors access an unfettered web. Chinese citizens are often blocked from information, such as reports on crack downs in Tibet, that the government prefers to cover up. This article reveals the government’s motives behind the censorship and how the “Great Firewall of China” works.
Panels discuss the states that filter internet content to stop citizens from accessing certain websites.
Dan Southerland, executive editor at Radio Free Asia, talks about Chinese bloggers and “online muckrakers” breaking stories in China.
Several high-profile cases show bloggers’ new political influence, but repressive regimes are fighting back.
Economist technology writer Kenneth Neil Cukier discusses issues he raised in a 2005 Foreign Affairs article about control of the Internet. At present the United States holds the most power, but other nations are clamoring to have a say.
China’s system of Internet censorship and surveillance, popularly known as the “Great Firewall,” is the most advanced in the world. In this report, Human Rights Watch documents how extensive corporate and private sector cooperation – including by some of the world’s major Internet companies – enables this system of censorship. Research was performed through interviews and extensive testing of search engines inChina, and includes 18 screen shots to illustrate examples of censorship. The report vividly illustrates how various companies, including Yahoo!, Microsoft, Google, and Skype block terms they believe the Chinese government will want them to censor.
U.S. Internet companies have long been accused of helping Beijing censor content. But aided by a U.S. government push for Internet freedom, some private-sector-led groups are working toward ensuring greater respect for privacy and free speech.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
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